Gunmen who stormed a police training center in the Pakistan city of Quetta late Monday killed at least 59 recruits by detonating explosive vests. Health officials said at least 117 others were wounded, with several in critical condition at local hospitals, and indicated fears the death toll would rise. Survivors said between four and six militants stormed the Baluchistan province academy while most recruits were asleep in their dorms and began firing before detonating suicide vests. “They were rushing toward our building firing shots, so we rushed for safety toward the roof and jumped down in the back to save our lives,” one police trainee told local television, according to an AP report. The siege ended early Tuesday after a four-hour shootout with troops and police. By daylight, conflicting claims of responsibility had emerged, including one from the media arm of ISIS and another by the Hakimullah faction of the Pakistan Taliban.
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